Mary Vrnak

Director of Fundraising Initiatives & Scholarship

Mary is the development team member responsible for fundraising and scholarships for the North Carolina High School Association.  She began working with the NCHSAA in 1995.  Among her current duties are managing the Endowment database and associated campaigns and  correspondence.    She is also responsible for the coordination of numerous student scholarships.  Prior to working in development, Mary was the NCHSAA Student Services assistant for five years.

Mary is also an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Born and raised in Parma, Ohio she attended private schools and was a 1974 graduate of the Lakewood School of Practical Nursing and was in the nursing field for ten years.

She is the very proud mom of five children - all of them athletes during their NCHSAA high school careers and grandmother of five beautiful grandchildren. 

Mary’s husband Tom, an electrical engineer, retired from General Electric last year. Mary and Tom reside in Carrboro. 

Cooking, gardening, reading, and going to the beach are among her interests.  She continues to serve as a volunteer for various non-profits specializing in creating event brochures and flyers.